really helpful - thank you!!I have had the Riot, Riot-Reloaded, and now the Eclipse. All have some similarities as you would imagine these are his circuits. Without knowing what amp you are going to run any of these pedals, but they can get the hot-rodded EVH Marshall type tone of way more. I particularly like the Eclipse as it really is a 2nd and 3rd channel for a clean amp that is so incredibly versatile. On Suhr's website he has one guy who does a prog rock/Dream Theater type sound with the eclipse and then Pete Thorn's demo to me sounds very hot rodded Marshall type sound as the key is the versatile eq section. Last thing, all of these pedals are so well made and incredibly quiet for pedals that can be run as high gain pedals. You will not be disappointed with any of these options though for most flexibility, I would recommend the Eclipse.
I think that’s me decided then! Just need to come up with a convincing lie about how much it cost for the lady friend now!I’d second what @JATXMD said. I’ve given both riots some serious looks and own (and love) an eclipse. the eclipse can definitely do the modded Marshall thing,and gets very JCM800ish with the voice knob up. To my ears, it’s almost like a cranked Shiva sound really, which I guess is it’s own version of modded Marshall. But then I got it almost indiscernibly close to my Greer lightspeed so it does low gain real well too. Versatile and really well built with a ton of sounds in it.
I’ll be using it with a Badger too!I was going to post similar to the poster above....but I’d listen to him over me, I think he knows a little bit about the Suhr range ;-)
(But fwiw, I’ve owned both...Riot is a great pedal, but the Eclipse is just unreal - so amp like and versatile. I use it with a Badger 30 for a 3-channel setup. It’s been on my board a long time. I also use the Koko reloaded after it as a solo boost, between those two pedals and the amp it covers all my gain needs and I haven’t had GAS for gain pedals in a long time. Bravo Mr Suhr)
Badger it’s the Eclipse no brainer. The voice will give you more control to dial it to the preferred clean channel. Bella either would be great.I’ll be using it with a Badger too!
Seems like that chap above really knows what he’s doing - even if my lady friend disagrees!
How do you actually get hold of a Timmy? Is there a waitlist or something?!I have played and owned all of the Suhr high gain pedals. Loved them all (I prefer 18v for what I perceive as a tighter percussive sound).
Used the original Riot for a few years, then the Reloaded (this one was a little bright for me). Tried other things, ended up back at the Riot Mini. Then I decided I wanted a two channel pedal for switching different guitars on a gig so I tried the Eclipse, it was great from the start. A very important thing for me is how a gain pedal cleans up with the guitar volume knob and this does it, it’s like an amp channel. I feel like it’s got more Marshall flavor than the Riots, which sounded more modern to me. It has that Marshall style percussive “bark” to my ear, especially at 18v. But it’s so versatile with the EQ sections, you can do just about anything. I’ll hit it with a Timmy set to low gain/high volume to make it sing for leads.
I setup a channel for single coils and a channel for humbuckers. And I switch between them from my L6 HXFX using the remote switching function. It’s perfect for my setup and nothing else does what it does for me.